Saturday, April 7, 2007

Saturday morning

Ooops! Overslept!

and I have a huge list of things to do.........
will try and find something more interesting for an "add-on."


It's 16.7 degrees and - right now - the sky's clear.

Even I am getting tired of this and can no longer look at the snow and say, "But it's so pretty!"

The folks in Pulaski must be totally fed up with Winter!

Saturday: Mostly cloudy and cold with snow showers. Light accumulations possible. High 35
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy with snow showers. Light accumulations possible. Low 24
Easter Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy with snow showers. Cool. High 36 Low 25


Saturday, April 7 from 11:00am-3:00pm at the Utica Zoo. "Join us for a day of Easter fun including an Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Egg Plinko, Bunny Bingo, Egg Coloring, and pictures with the Easter Bunny himself!" For more information please call 738-0472 or click here.

While reading this morning's online edition of the Utica Observer-Dispatch I came across the March 27th Minutes of the WCS Board: interesting!

And I am reminded to thank the Board for honoring me with the Community Member Recognition! That is special and I'm most appreciative!

Also, a reminder that there are two seats available on the Board and that petitions must be filed by April 16.

Friday, April 6, 2007


20.3 degrees.

No new snow,

but Snowdrops are in bloom.

Today: Mostly cloudy with occasional snow showers. Light accumulation. High: 32, Low: 24

Saturday: Scattered snow showers. High: 35, Low: 24

Sunday: Scattered snow showers. High: 36, Low: 25


I missed this article in yesterday's O-D: McNamara Sworn in as Oneida County DA.

Don't forget the Fish Fry at the Legion!
4:30 - 7:30

Tomorrow evening.......
Beth Piekielniak with Fritz Meeusen
9 p.m.


and MONDAY at 7:00 P.M.



of the



(Did anyone go to the meeting in N. Brookfield, last night? I'd love to know what transpired!)

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Thursday afternoon

No: it's not fog!


From WKTV:

Several families in North Brookfield say their water is lethal, tainted with methane gas.
Two months ago a drilling company accidentally punctured a water table off of Ouleout Road. The force was so great, water could be seen shooting out of several wells. Since then, many of those homes have been having problems with their well water.

A public meeting is taking place tonight at 7:30pm at the Firehouse in North Brookfield.

Spring Projects are under way, even if it is gloves and jacket weather.

Pretty windows!

Thank you, Tom!

Moving on .....

I cannot, now, begin to express my appreciation and gratitude to all of you for your letters, phone calls, cards, visits, gifts of flowers and food and offers of comfort and help: people who don't live in small towns like Waterville have no idea what they're missing in life! Your friendship, now, is more valuable to me than anything else in the world. Thank you. PsB


It's Garbage Day!

and the weather's headed in that direction, too.

It's 29.5 degrees; the road is wet, but a sand truck just went past the house.

Today: Clouds, some sun and numerous snow showers with light accumulations on grassy surfaces possible. Windy and cold. High in the low to mid 30s.

Tonight: Occasional lake effect snow, mainly north of a Camden to Boonville line. Several inches of accumulation possible. Elsewhere, flurries. Low in the mid 20s.


An article in this morning's O-D in re: a rabid fox should serve as a caution - or warning - to all of us.

That four-letter word is back in the forecast, again! But even if it snows, Springtime really is coming!

I havn't had time to go and take a new picture, but I'm quite sure that this wonderful early delight is in bloom .....

At least this is what it looked like on April 4th four years ago!
It grows in swampy but sunny spots; is three or four feet tall, and smells like lilacs!

I went looking for hepaticas, on Fuess-Cleary Road, but it was so dark and cloudy that they weren't open.

I DID, however, see lots of patches of Wild leeks
which make a wonderful soup!

But I'm looking forward, instead, to



at the


from 4:30 - 7:30

$8.00: take-outs available

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

the "add-on"

1931 - 2007

High Flight

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;

Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there

I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue,

I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace

Where never lark, or even eagle flew -

And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod

The high untresspassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

This poem, written by John Gillespie Magee in 1941, has always been my husband's favorite.


It's been a long Winter.

I just need a little rest, so
if you don't find new posts
I'm sure you'll understand.

Thank You all.


Tuesday morning

Big Trash Day!

36 degrees.
From WKTV:

Clouds and sunshine are in the forecast for this morning. More clouds will arrive this afternoon. High temperatures will be 55-60.

Tonight will start with the chance of a spotty shower early, followed by a better chance of rain later on. Mild conditions will continue. We'll fall back to 45-50 by morning.

Rain is on the way for tomorrow with the chance of a thunderstorm. Precipitation may turn to a few wet snowflakes on the hills by late in the day.

More wet snow showers are possible tomorrow night.


The Official Lighting

of the

New Victorian Street Lamps

will take place

on the evening of

Monday, April 9th

(Specifics to follow.)


Good News for Juanita Bass! whose
business just won a $50,000 prize!

And Good News for Yankees fans: your team had a 9 - 5 win over the Rays.
Bad News: The Redsox went down 7 - 1 to the Royals.


Please come back later this morning.

There will be an add-on.

Monday, April 2, 2007

Monday morning

It's 42 degrees and GARBAGE DAY!

This week's forecast, according to the O-D, is so dismal that I won't elaborate!


Village Board Meeting
this evening at 7:00 P.M.

Yesterday started out as a perfect day for trout fishing. Whether or not the trout themselves agreed, I havn't heard!

Here in the Village, more Easter Decorations are appearing and ....

the decorative street lamps were on for a while in the morning: by design or not, we don't know.


From WKTV Newschannel 2: If you plan on going anywhere on Commercial Drive in New Hartford - Expect Delays Starting Monday. A 4.7 million dollar construction project is scheduled to break ground Monday morning on Commercial Drive. The project is designed to ease traffic congestion from the Kmart Plaza down to Seneca Turnpike. Improvements to the road include: new traffic signal locations, widening lanes, and improving the drainage system.


The New York Yankees will play the season opener at home, today at 1:05, against Tampa Bay.
Boston takes on the Royals in Kansas City at 4:10 P.M.

More news or pictures later.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Sunday Morning

It's 34.9 degrees.

A bit of sunshine, this morning, but then clouding over
(fishermen will like that!) with showers later in the day.

The 52nd Annual Palm Sunday


at the Deansboro Fire Department

Noon til 3:00

Adults: $8; Children $4: Under five - Free.

Adult Take-out's Available

"Picture of the Day"

Looking North on Sanger Avenue where, for the second night in a row, Mr. Cleary takes a lamplit evening constitutional!

Earlier - a small flock of Snow Geese rested
across Route 20 from the old Mayflower Motel.

Work progressed on Buell Avenue ......

while teenagers played basketball on Babbott Field .........

and a father watched his youngsters playing in the Kiddie Playground, there, and...

........ more Easter Decorations appeared.
These are at the Holics on West Bacon Street.


In this morning's O-D is a list of Ninety-nine WW II Vets who have been selected for three-day trips to Washington, D.C., early in May. On that list is Walter Lee - the Harding Nursing Home correspondent to The Waterville Times.